Dr. Lavy is interested in facility management in the healthcare and education sector, construction engineering, maintenance, performance, life cycle cost techniques, and quantitative methods in facility management.

education and training
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Academic Articles49
  • Venkatraj, V., Dixit, M. K., Yan, W., & Lavy, S. (2020). Evaluating the impact of operating energy reduction measures on embodied energy. ENERGY AND BUILDINGS. 226(Buildings 9 1 2019), 110340-110340.
  • Lavy, S., Daneshpour, E., & Choi, K. (2020). Higher education space management through user-centric data analytics. FACILITIES. 38(3/4), 346-364.
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  • Lavy, S., Hamilton, D. K., Jiang, Y., Kircher, A., Dixit, M. K., & Lee, J. (2019). Hospital Building and Departmental Area Calculation: Comparison of 36 Recent North American Projects.. HERD. 12(4), 174-185.
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  • Rincon, J. L., Fernandez-Solis, J. L., Lavy, S., & Du, J. (2019). Effect of Autonomous Agents on Last Planner System Performance in Texas. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING. 35(1), 04018050.
  • Lavy, S., Saxena, N., & Dixit, M. (2019). Effects of BIM and COBie Database Facility Management on Work Order Processing Times: Case Study. JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES. 33(6), 04019069.
  • Lavy, S., Dixit, M., Roper, K. O., & Borello, L. J. (2013). IndustrySpecific Needs. International Facility Management. 141-166. Wiley.
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  • Shohet, I. M., & Lavy, S. (2010). Hard Facilities and Performance Management in Hospitals. Improving Healthcare through Built Environment Infrastructure. 229-248. Wiley.
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Conference Papers8
  • Melgoza, P., Budzise-Weaver, T., Lavy, S., & Kunje, T. (2020). Using Visual Ethnography for Space Studies. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access Proceedings, 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access Proceedings.
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  • Shi, Y., Du, J., Lavy, S., & Zhao, D. (2016). A Multiuser Shared Virtual Environment for Facility Management. ICSDEC 2016 - INTEGRATING DATA SCIENCE, CONSTRUCTION AND SUSTAINABILITY. 145, 120-127.
  • Lavy, S., & Saxena, N (2015). Work order processing times - Does bim make a difference...?. 14th International Conference of IBPSA - Building Simulation 2015, BS 2015, Conference Proceedings. 565-572.
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  • Rybkowski, Z. K., Munankami, M., Gottipati, U., Fernndez-Sols, J., & Lavy, S. (2011). Toward an understanding of cost and aesthetics: Impact of cost contraints on aesthetic ranking following Target Value Design exercises. 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2011, IGLC 2011. 392-401.
Repository Documents / Preprints4
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  • Fernandez-Solis, J. L., & Lavy, S. (2018). Trends in pursuing LEED certification credit points.
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  • Rybkowski, Z. K., Munankami, M., Gottipati, U., Lavy, S., & Fernndez-Solis, J. (2011). Impact of cost constraints on aesthetic ranking following Target Value Design exercises.
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Texas A&M University; Construction Science; 3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137